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Cleveland's 'Christmas Story' House Is Up for Sale - So Who's Buying It?

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Cleveland's 'Christmas Story' House Is Up for Sale - So Who's Buying It?

The city of Cleveland was recently sent into a tizzy, as the legendary Christmas Story house was put up for sale. The certified Cleveland landmark was used in the exterior shots of Ralphie's home in the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, which has become a holiday classic thanks to its 24-hour marathon on TBS every Christmas. Since then, Clevelanders have loved the house, located at 3159 West 11th Street. And since it was purchased in 2004, underwent major renovations to mimic the interiors in the film, and opened itself up to public tours in 2006, the Christmas Story house has become...

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The Cleveland Rosenblums Were Once a Basketball Powerhouse

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The Cleveland Rosenblums Were Once a Basketball Powerhouse

You already know the Cleveland Cavaliers of course, but the city had a rich basketball past long before they came into the picture in 1970. The Cleveland Rosenblums were one of those long-gone teams from the early 20th century, but they were also one of the most successful - and innovative.  The Rosenblums - named for owner and Cleveland department store owner Max Rosenblum - were one of the original members of the American Basketball League (a league Rosenblum helped create), playing from 1925 to 1930. Though their run as a team was brief, the Rosenblums - also known as...

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The Most Haunted Places in Cleveland, Ohio

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The Most Haunted Places in Cleveland, Ohio

This time of year, it is always fun to explore the spooky haunts and tales that are unique to any locale, but in researching some of Cleveland’s, we came up with some truly unique, and probably relatively unknown, haunts and sightings. The Most Haunted Places in Cleveland The Federal Reserve Bank Let's start with the Federal Reserve Bank at 1466 E. 6th Street in downtown Cleveland.  Still operating today as the Cleveland-based U.S. Federal Reserve System’s Fourth District headquarters, this majestic building is home to one spirit in particular known as Matilda. Matilda is believed to have killed herself on...

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The Tale of Franklin Castle, the Most Haunted House in Ohio

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The Tale of Franklin Castle, the Most Haunted House in Ohio

Franklin Castle, named after the street it is located on - 4308 Franklin Blvd - indeed retains the dubious title of “The Most Haunted House in Ohio” for good reason, but our research found much more to the tragic, and at times even sordid, history of the location. What we found truly interesting is the wide variety of impressions that those native to Cleveland have of the spooky yet stately Victorian castle. It’s probably because the history and/or legends surrounding the castle include everything from sexual depravity to murder.   What is undeniable about whatever your thoughts are about this imposing structure...

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Dorothy Fuldheim: Cleveland’s Television Treasure

Culture History

Dorothy Fuldheim: Cleveland’s Television Treasure

If you ask pretty much any group of lifelong Clevelanders to name what they feel are the five things or people that represent Cleveland best, you are likely to get a wide range of answers.   What we are willing to bet is that one name probably will not appear on most lists, and that is who we are going to tell you a little bit about today: Cleveland journalist and television icon Dorothy Fuldheim. If you are asking yourself who Dorothy Fuldheim is, don’t feel bad; her career was not about self-promotion or the limelight - it was about getting...

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